Farms welcome the public to dig into Vermont’s agricultural economy
Vermont Business Magazine For the eighth consecutive year, farmers across Vermont will once again open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscapes. Vermont Open Farm Week 2022 will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 14, and feature over 105 events at over 53 farms across the state. Events are live and sorted by day and location on DigInVT.com.
Open Farm Week is a celebration of Vermont farms offering visitors a backstage pass to learn more about local food origins, authentic agritourism experiences, and the chance to build relationships with local farmers.
Farm visitors can look forward to maple and honey tastings, kids yoga on the farm, ice cream socials, behind-the-scenes tours, on-farm dinners, 5k races, pie contests and so much more!
Each Open Farm Week event is created by a farmer and focused on highlighting the unique character of the host farm.
“Open Farm week is Vermont at its finest. Visitors get an authentic experience while touring and talking with farmers and producers,” said Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts. “These visits highlight how our food is produced and how farmers care for their animals and land. We are grateful for these businesses that open up their daily lives to hundreds of visitors during Open Farm Week.”
Open Farm Week events are now live online! Many events are free and some require pre-registration. Not all farms are open every day, so be sure to visit DigInVT.com to explore the diverse event schedule and plan a visit. Everyone is invited to join the Open Farm Week conversation on social media using the hashtag #VTOpenFarm.
Open Farm Week
Open Farm Week is a collaborative statewide agritourism project organized by members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network including City Market, DigInVT.com, Shelburne Farms and Farm‐Based Education, NOFA‐VT, University of Vermont Extension, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Vermont Fresh Network, and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. DigInVT.com is an online agritourism platform, run by a partnership of local nonprofit organizations, and virtual home to Open Farm Week.
Vermont Open Farm Week is made possible by the generous support of its Premiere Sponsor, City Market/Onion River Coop and Media Sponsor, Front Porch Forum.